Mike Richard - Affections, Affects 1-4 (for speaking/ singing performers) [MMM027]
Mike Richard was born in Santa Ana, CA, in 1967. He is an Image-Music-Text-Theater Re-Writer, independent researcher, and undisciplined theorist.
His compositions at CalArts ("text-scores"), studying with Michael Pisaro
, enable other performers to create a "secondary symbolic network," formations of collectives, or "sociological constellations." This socio-political factory scenario is an "undisciplined" experiment that examines the unrepresentational potential for music, text, image, and theater.
Mike Richard's text-score works include:
Affects, Affections 1-4
For Michael Pisaro 1-8
The Ethics (5 Composers, 5 Chapters, 5 days): Chapter 3: On the Origin and Nature of the Emotions
Stalker (new soundtrack)
Mike is also involved in the creation of "indie-industrial bedroom synth-plop" under the name struggle at the snuggle factory
. A new album, Nietzscheo-Kainian Songs for Fetishismo-Industrial Snugglies
awaits release. Mike is now hard at work on the sequel, Dichotometrik and Demological: Nietzscheo-Kainian Songs Vol 2
Past synthplop projects of this sort have been MJR33 (91-93), Red Lodge (93-95), and JackÃ¯Â¿Â½s Loss (96-00). My Mean Magpie recently included struggle at the snuggle factory on the Relax Brother Relax: A Twentieth Anniversary Tribute to Teenbeat Records
Mike's has also contributed recordings of compositions to other releases.
"Dreams of Green Base II (for Mike Fink)"
appears on KLANG #3
(Klang Records, Germany, 2000) and a recording appears on Moods For Misty Evenings
(455 Records, 1994).
Mike Richard has also been involved with several other bands and projects. Jack's Loss appeared on Amateurs on Plastic
(MMM016/ULL10), and Red Lodge appeared on Afterburn
a cassette on Rocker Supernova Records.
Scores and CDs of Mike's other compositions and struggle at the snuggle factory releases are self-published/ self-produced by Jack Ed Radar Commodities (Jerc).
File next to:
, Franz Schubert'
s "Lieder", Morton Feldman
(dig through the site to find a 30 minute midi composition
), and the writings of Gilles Deleuze
, Friedrich Nietzsche
, Baruch Spinoza
and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
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